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FlinterFile: America- California Dreamin’

The movie California Dreaming was released in 1979. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Clash- London Calling

The Clash came in 1979 with a song about the many ways the world could come to an end. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Undertones- Here Comes The Summer

The Undertones, a punk rock band, made their debut in 1979. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers- Here Comes My Girl

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This song is a little less famous than Refugee. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Ellen Foley- We Belong To The Night

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Ellen Foley had become famous as the female singer in the song Paradise By The Dashboard Light by Meat Loaf. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Nick Straker Band- A Walk In The Park

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In 1979, the Nick Straker Band had their first hit. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: McFadden & Whitehead- Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now

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In 1979, two of the writers from the Philadelphia International Records label thought they could record a song together. They had written several hits for the label, including Back Stabbers for the O’Jays. They convinced Gamble & Huff, the owners of the label, to give them a chance. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Earth, Wind & Fire- Boogie Wonderland

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In 1979, Earth Wind & Fire had a hit with a song they nearly passed on to another group. The song, written by Jon Lind and Allee Willis, was the counterpart of all the boogie-disco songs that were produced. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Bellamy Brothers- If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me)

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In 1979, the Bellamy Brothers released one of their big hits. The (extremely) long title was taken from Groucho Marx, who had a television show in their youth. He sometimes used this line, but their family took this line and said it quite often, causing it to be a perfect title. Britney Spears took quite some text from the song for her own song, but the Bellamy Brothers were not amused: they asked themselves where the originality was… In the US it was a number 39 hit, in the UK number 3. Enjoy

The Bellamy Brothers- If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me)

FlinterFile: Dan Hartman- Relight My Fire

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In 1979, Dan Hartman released the floorfiller Relight My Fire. The song, released as the follow-up of the hit Instant Replay, became a favourite among DJ’s in discotheques. With the 12 inch (which has a four minute intro called Vertigo), it was one of the records that always did a good job at party’s and discos. The music of the song was played by MFSB, the refrain (strong enough to walk on through the night) was sung by Loleatta Holloway, and Dan Hartman singing the rest made it a number 1 hit in the US dance chart. In the UK, it did not chart, until Take That recorded their version, which became number 1… Enjoy the original

Dan Hartman- Vertigo/Relight My Fire